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Updated Medicare Benefit Policy Manual

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo on Wed, Feb 26, 2014

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) revised Chapter 8 ”Coverage of Extended Care (SNF) Services Under Hospital Insurance” with implementation on January 7, 2014. This manual is the Medicare authoritative publication for making skilled coverage decisions and ensuring documentation supports the care provided. This source document is utilized by Medicare reviewers in detailing why a claim for skilled rehabilitation or nursing services is denied.

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Topics: Medicare, Medicare Length of Stay, Medicare Benefits

Optimizing Medicare Part A Length of Stay with Discharge Planning

Posted by Peter Mastrangelo on Thu, Jun 14, 2012

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Topics: Medicare Part A, Length of Stay, Medicare Length of Stay, LOS, Discharge Planning

Medicare Length of Stay

Posted by The Harmony Team on Wed, Jun 23, 2010

Medicare Length of Stay:  Harmony collects length of stay data for our clients. This information is a valuable tool for further analyzing Medicare revenue and rate trends. Some facilities have a brief Medicare length of stay. The intensity of programs offered soon after admission may not be realized with the limited length of stay. For example:
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Topics: Length of Stay, Medicare Reimbursement, Medicare Length of Stay

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